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p. 10811. Foucault after Foucaultlocked

  • Gary Gutting

Abstract

Foucault died leaving a large body of lectures and drafts unpublished. Of particular importance were thirteen years of lectures he delivered at the Collège de France, from 1971 to 1984. ‘Foucault after Foucault’ describes the content of these lectures, published in 1997, which exhibit the twists and turns of a mind constantly processing new material and reformulating its ideas. The lectures set out a general theme—the relation of truth and power—and show his research on sexuality was becoming complexly intertwined with studies of subjectivity, governmentality, and truth. In 2018, The Confessions of the Flesh was published, which was the next step in Foucault’s history of sexuality, dealing with the Christian Middle Ages.

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